Mali-G76 MP16 vs A12 Bionic's GPU

Today, we will compare A12 Bionic's GPU and Mali-G76 MP16 and figure out which GPU is better.

We will compare the two using their specification, benchmarks, and our real-world gaming tests.

ARM Mali-G76 MP16 can be found on devices like Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40, Huawei Mate Xs, Huawei Honor V30 and Huawei Honor 30 Pro. It is integrated with Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 990 GPU.

When it comes to A12 Bionic's GPU, we can find it in smartphones like Apple iPhone XS Max, Apple iPhone XS and Apple iPhone XR. It is integrated with Apple's A12 Bionic SOC.

Let's begin and find out which GPU is better.

For those of you that are looking for a quick answer, there's a decent performance difference between the two and A12 Bionic's GPU is a little better.

Performance Review

Centurion Mark

Centurion Mark represents the overall performance of this GPU. This score is based on real-world gaming performance of the GPU.

A12 Bionic's GPU 119.3
Mali-G76 MP16 110.7

Synthetic Benchmarks

Synthetic benchmarks measure the compute performance and the 3D rendering capabilities of a GPU.

Antutu GPU Score

Mali-G76 MP16 167463
A12 Bionic's GPU 152316

A12 Bionic's GPU is ahead on Centurion Mark by 7.8%. Centurion Mark represents real-world gaming tests.

However, it is 9% behind in Antutu's synthetic test. When we factor both the scores into consideration, it seems that both the GPUs are comparable and it comes down to fact whether you need a smartphone for gaming or productivity.


Arm Apple
Arm LogoMali-G76 MP16
Apple LogoA12 Bionic's GPU
GPU Designer
GPU Compute Units 16 CU 4 CU
Max Frequency 700 MHz -
Max Resolution 4K -
HDR Support HDR10 HDR10 and Dolby Vision
API Support OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.0, DirectX 12 OpenGL ES 3.0, Metal
Video Playback H.264, H.265, VP8 and VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8 and VP9
Integrated in SOCs
Kirin 990
A12 Bionic

Mali-G76 MP16 has 16 Compute Units and its max clock frequency is 700 MHz.

On the other hand, A12 Bionic's GPU has 4 Compute Units and its max clock frequency is not known since Apple hasn't mentioned it in their specification. It also supports Apple's proprietary Metal API as well as Dolby Vision.

Even though the Compute Units are nearly 1/4th in the case of Apple, each of those CUs is significantly larger and has significantly higher performance. This is how it is able to match the Mali-G76 MP16 in performance tests and even outperforming it when it comes to gaming.

Can it Run these Games?

Game Mali-G76 MP16 A12 Bionic's GPU

Both the GPUs are exceptionally fast and ran each game that we tested without any hiccups. The real-world gaming performance of the two GPUs was exceptional.

Smartphones with Mali-G76 MP16 and A12 Bionic's GPU

Mali-G76 MP16 A12 Bionic's GPU
Huawei Honor V30
Apple iPhone XR
Huawei Honor 30 Pro
Apple iPhone XS
Huawei P40
Apple iPhone XS Max
Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei Mate Xs
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Huawei Mate 30

Huawei Honor 30 Pro, Huawei Honor V30, Huawei P40, Huawei Mate Xs and Huawei P40 Pro are some of the phones that have the Mali-G76 MP16.

You can find A12 Bionic's GPU on smartphones like Apple iPhone XS, Apple iPhone XR and Apple iPhone XS Max.

Which one is Better?

A12 Bionic's GPU is winner against Mali-G76 MP16

Both the GPUs offer comparable performance but if you only care about gaming, you should pick the A12 as it offers 7.8% better gaming performance.

However, you can't go wrong with this Mali GPU either. It can still run every game with impressive frame rates. Most users won't be able to notice the performance difference between the two anyway.